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Falmouth business owner faces prostitution charge

The owner of a Falmouth acupressure therapy business has been charged with engaging in prostitution following an investigation that began seven months ago.

Loyal Biscuit Co. owner named as SBA's Maine Small Business Leader of the Year

Dylan Martin |

The owner of Loyal Biscuit Co. has been named as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Maine Small Business Leader of the Year. Six other Maine businesses and a government...

'Shark Tank' to hold open call in Portland

Dylan Martin |

Get your one-minute pitches ready. ABC reality TV series "Shark Tank" is planning to hold an open call for entrepreneurs in Portland this summer.

Androscoggin chamber names Morrison successor

The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce has named a Portland native who has served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as its next president.

UMaine to hold small business conference

Tom’s of Maine Founder Tom Chappell is scheduled as a guest speaker for the University of Maine’s second annual Black Bear Business Conference on April 24.

Navigating fed funding takes startup moxie

Lori Valigra |

A $2.6 billion jackpot for early stage R&D funding from 11 federal agencies plus their related institutes seems too good to pass up, but applying for the money isn’t for...

Winter takes big toll on Portland economy

A new Portland Press Herald analysis published Friday gives a snapshot of how much of a negative impact this year’s winter had on Maine and greater...

Thomaston car dealership sued over ageism claim

Shepard Chrysler Dodge Jeep, a car dealership in Thomaston, is being sued by a former employee who claims he was fired because of his age.

Mexicali Blues CEO to open distillery

Topher Mallory, the CEO of Mexicali Blues, is planning to open a distillery with a business partner in the retailer’s home base of Newcastle.

Portland business incubator attracts investors

Portland city officials and developers of the New England Ocean Cluster House have identified the Maine State Pier as the location for the marine-based business incubator.